South Africa’s coronavirus death toll rose by 8 to 161 on Thursday, the Health Department said.
The Western Cape reported 6 more deaths, taking its total to 79. KwaZulu-Natal reported two more deaths to take its number of fatalities to 40.
The department said that there were 424 more confirmed cases of the virus, taking the total to 8,232, with 3,153 recoveries.
The breakdown per province of total infections is as follows:
WESTERN CAPE 3760
KWAZULU – NATAL 1189
EASTERN CAPE 849
FREE STATE 130
NORTH WEST 37
NORTHERN CAPE 26